No matter your feelings about food shopping, the last thing that comes to mind is “dangerous.” However, many people are injured every year in supermarket accidents, and if you are one of them, you are most likely now seeking financial compensation. This compensation can be used to cover the cost of your medical bills, lost wages, in-home care, and more. If you find yourself in this unfortunate situation, you must continue reading and speak with our firm to learn more about the claims process going forward. Here are some of the questions you may have:
What are the most frequent causes of supermarket accidents?
Since supermarkets are full of merchandise, shopping carts, and people, any number of things can go wrong. The most common causes of supermarket accidents include neglected spills in aisles or restrooms, spoiled food, inadequate security, insufficient lighting in supermarket parking lots, falling items from shelves, and more. Unfortunately, most supermarket accidents can be traced back to negligence.
How do I prove a personal injury claim?
To recover financial compensation for the injuries you have sustained, you must hire an attorney who is capable of satisfying the burden of proof. Simply put, your attorney will have to prove that you were injured as a direct result of another party’s negligence. Some of the most valuable forms of evidence can include police reports of the incident, pictures or videos of the accident as it happened, medical documents detailing the severity and origin of your injuries, pictures of the unsafe conditions that caused the accident, and more.
What is the statute of limitations for premises liability claims in New York?
The statute of limitations is the amount of time you have to take legal action against another party. In New York, the statute of limitations for premises liability lawsuits is three years, which means you will have three years from the date of your accident to file a personal injury claim against a negligent property owner. If you wait past the three-year mark, you will most likely be barred from suing. Fortunately, our firm is ready to tenaciously fight for the compensation you need to get back on your feet once again. All you have to do is ask.
Contact our experienced New York City firm
At Mark L. Bodner, P.C., we are committed to guiding clients through each step of the medical malpractice and personal injury claims process. Our firm understands how traumatic it can be when you become a victim of negligence. We are prepared to fight on your behalf to help you recover a maximum compensation award. Contact our firm today.